More than twenty years ago a film was released that combined the sports genre with animation in an attractive way, and although the criticism was devastating, many children embraced it until it became one of their favorites of the mid-90s. The protagonist was nothing more no less than the basketball star Michael JordanThen he was on the horns of the moon and a movie was something that seemed inevitable in his career. Space Jam: Game of the Century – 36% was the title of the peculiar film in which the sports star shared credits with the Looney tunes, the stars of Warner Bros. Years passed, but the idea of a sequel hovered in the minds of executives and it was until 2021 that finally Space Jam: A New Era – 60% is ready to remove nostalgia and win over new viewers.
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Lebron James take the baton from Jordan in this sequel that will have a different plot, although in essence, it follows the same premise: play a basketball game so that the characters escape or save themselves from a tight spot. Will a story like this still be attractive? The specialists have already published their evaluations and they are very divided, some have hit hard because this late sequel has nothing new to contribute, but others are satisfied with the proposal, since it gives what it promises, that is, entertainment and a lot of fun. .
Directed by Malcolm D. Lee, Space Jam: A New Era – 60% follow the champion of the NBA and world icon Lebron James, who embarks on an epic adventure alongside Bugs bunny in this film that combines animation and live action. This journey of transformation is the result of a manic mix between two worlds that, in the end, reveals how far some parents are willing to go to connect with their children. LeBron and his son Dom are trapped in a digital space created by an evil artificial intelligence, the basketball player must return them home safe and sound guiding Bugs, Lola bunny and the whole band of undisciplined Looney tunes toward victory over the Goons, who are the digitized champions of artificial intelligence on the court. The cast also includes Sonequa Martin-Green and Don Cheadle, while the voice cast includes Zendaya as Lola Bunny, Jeff Bergman like bugs bunny and Jim cummings As the Tasmanian devil, among others.
As we mentioned previously, critics who have given negative reviews compare the film to a video game or theme park for its eye-catching, but which keeps gamers at bay or, in other words, involves very little viewers in the game. show. However, the show will appeal to the little ones, but unlike the 1996 film, this one will offer very little for adults. Some have even pointed out that the franchise addiction feels more like the “wet” whim of some studio executive than a genuine continuation of a property that could have been exploited in a more inspired way.
But other reviewers have been more condescending to Space Jam: A New Era – 60%, stating that the agility of the plot, as well as the parent-child problem, is effective in contextualizing the appearance of the characters in the Warner Bros. But what has come out best evaluated is precisely the exciting basketball game.
The critics were also very pleased with the animation and the different worlds created, since each scene has a very well defined aesthetic; without a doubt, the point where the greatest detail was put.
Maybe Space Jam: A New Era – 60% It will not become a cult movie like its predecessor, but those who do approach it will find an emotional message and some really hilarious moments. Here are some of their reviews:
Luke buckmaster from Flicks.com.au:
… it’s not really a story, not even a movie, it’s a video game that you can’t play and a theme park that you can’t explore …
Peter gray from The AU Review:
… is primarily a children’s fare that demonstrates a colorful and inexplicable distraction that is ironically unlikely to retain any kind of legacy on its own.
Wenlei Ma from News.com.au:
… it’s hard not to feel like you’ve been swimming in some WB marketing executive’s wet dream for two hours, except the real LeBron James didn’t walk out of the launch meeting like his on-screen avatar did.
Anthony Morris from It’s Better in the Dark:
… this is still largely entertaining thanks to a fast-moving plot, decent father-son dynamic, Cheadle clearly having a lot of fun, and an ending basketball game that, for some reason, has all the more cartoonish bad guys. by Warner.
Hagan Osborne from FILMINK:
The most exciting thing about A New Legacy is the liveliness of the created worlds, and each destination carries with it a variable animation style that adds additional freshness.
Darren bevan from Darren’s World of Entertainment:
… it may lack the awkwardness of the ’90s original (although a nod to the original stars is inspired brilliance) and be about 30 minutes too long, but when it does occasionally shoot, there’s more of a familiar hit than you might expect.
Brian macnamara from TL DR Movie Reviews and Analysis:
… this is not a revolutionary story in any way. However, there is a good message here that I appreciate.
Rorschach from Watch tower:
… a valid, hilarious and endearing return of one of the longest-lived franchises in film history.
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